Hands-up for the Temasek
Design Workshops series
from 12 secondary schools gained valuable insight
into the study of design through the workshops.
FOR three weeks from October to November 2006, ten
alumni from Temasek Design School took design to the
doorsteps of secondary schools. They gave 469 students
a chance to experience design - from animation to fashion
and provided answers to their questions on design
education, in a series of fun hands-on workshops.
While the emphasis was on design fun and focused on
the practical and hands-on nature of the discipline,
the workshops gave the students an insight into the
different design disciplines as well as what learning
at the Design School might be like. At question time,
many asked the trainers about the academic progression
route and were curious about the job prospects and remuneration
of designers in Singapore.
For trainer Ben Lai, Product & Industrial Design
graduate of 2003, the experience was an eye opener,
I can see how teaching can be a rewarding experience
especially for those coming from industry.